Announcements

November 2, 2016

Art and Architecture Film Series Debut: November 2, Piscataway
An Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside, and the history behind, some of the world's most beautiful works of art, begins November 2 at 5:30 p.m. and continues on alternating Wednesdays through November at Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Films include Florence and the Uffizi Gallery and Saint Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. Tickets are $7 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

Online Sakai Workshops: November 8 and November 11
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on November 8 from 2 to 2:30 p.m., participants receive an introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai 11 and learn how to create a Lessons page, add columns and content, set prerequisites, and use these pages effectively.  In an online workshop focusing on the Tests and Quizzes tools on November 11 from 10:30 to 11 a.m., participants will be instructed how to set up, create, and manage online assessments that may take the form of an exam, practice exercise, or survey. Learn more and register here.

New Jersey Tap Ensemble and History of Tap Dancing: November 9, Newark
The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience presents the New Jersey Tap Ensemble in an overview of the history of tap dancing—its roots and definition and contributions of African Americans to the art form; the impact of the Golden Age of Harlem, known as the Harlem Renaissance; Duke Ellington's legacy and the 20th century renaissance of tap—on November 9 at 7 p.m. in Bradley Hall Theater, Rutgers University–Newark. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Sandra Harding: “Sciences from Below: The New Proper Scientific Self”: November 10, New Brunswick 
Sandra Harding, author and distinguished research professor at UCLA with scholarly interests in the philosophy of science and feminist and postcolonial theory, presents a lecture “Sciences from Below: The New Proper Scientific Self” on November 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Albers-Schonberg Room, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is hosted by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Douglass Residential College, and the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science. Learn more here [PDF].

Celebrating Composer Robert Moevs: November 13, New Brunswick
The Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and Rutgers University Libraries present "The Legacy of Robert Moevs," a free concert celebrating the modernist composer who taught at Rutgers from 1964 to 1991, on November 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, inside Mortensen Hall, on the Douglass Campus, Rutgers–New Brunswick. The concert features works by the late Moevs as well as by composer and sound artist Judith Shatin (a Douglass College alumna, member of the Douglass Society, and student of Moevs's) and Steven Kemper, assistant professor of music technology and composition at Mason Gross. The New York City-based American Modern Ensemble will perform Moevs’s String Quartet No. 1 (1959), Shatin’s Elijah’s Chariot (1995) for string quartet and electronics, and Kemper’s Rhythmanalysis I: New Brunswick, a piece for string quartet and electronics that was newly commissioned by the Moevs family. A reception sponsored by Rutgers University Libraries will follow the concert. Learn more here.

Youth Jazz Ensemble Workshop: November 15, New Brunswick
Jazz students ages 11 to 18 are invited to attend a Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble workshop and auditions on November 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Ensemble director David Miller and assistant director William Macirowski will help students expand their jazz vocabulary using blues scale, chord outlining, and bebop scales. For more information, call the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division at 848-932-8616. Learn more and register here.

Attend Kite+Key Appy Hour, Receive Gift Card: November 16, Piscataway
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store, hosts an Appy Hour on November 16 from noon to 1 p.m. with Dell campus ambassador Fred Kim. Learn how to navigate and use new features within Windows 10 and receive a $10 kite+key gift card for attending. To RSVP, call 848-445-1127, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu, or click here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: November 17, Piscataway
Help celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week when the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute and Women in Engineering, Piscataway, jointly present three enterprising women in New Jersey’s past and present on November 17 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the CoRE Building, Room 701, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Learn about the woman behind the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and gain insights into growing a business and perfecting your style. Learn more and register here.  

RBHS Newark Goes Tobacco-Free November 17
Beginning November 17, the entire Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Newark campus, including University Hospital (UH), will be tobacco-free. That also means free of electronic smoking devices. For anyone who may need help giving up smoking, note the following free programs available at UH: Group sessions, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466, Gladys Martinez, 973-972-5458, or Alejandro Canelo Villafana, 973-972-5853; One-on-One Counseling, contact Monica Hanna, 973-972-9000; and Lunch and Learn, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Email rdcoffey@docs.rutgers.edu for more information.

October 26, 2016

UBHC Tribute to Its Peer Supporters
On the occasion of Global Peer Supporter Celebration Day, October 20, Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) recognized the unique contributions, courage, and strength of its many staff who contribute their lived experiences and recovery stories to the people UBHC serves. View UBHC’s video tribute here

“Conflict, Encounter, and Interfaith Dialogue in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”: October 26, Newark
The symposium “Conflict, Encounter, and Interfaith Dialogue in Islam: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” joins scholars from across disciplines to present work that showcases the breadth of exciting scholarship in this area and to generate dialogue, on October 26 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. in the Essex Room, 231, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers University–Newark. This event, planned as part of an initiative to promote Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at Rutgers University–Newark, officially launches the interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Learn more here

New Brunswick Music Scene Archive's First Anniversary Event: October 27, New Brunswick
Help celebrate New Brunswick Music Scene Archive’s first anniversary by attending a panel discussion and exhibit on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Panelists include Brandon Stosuy, editor-in-chief, Kickstarter's The Creative Independent; Amy Saville, vocalist and guitarist, New Brunswick-based Prosolar Mechanics, and author, Hub City Romance series; Kelli Kalikas, studio co-owner and show promoter at In the West recording studio, New Brunswick; and John Terry, former New Brunswick basement show promoter, record label owner, and musician. Learn more here.

Online Workshop on Sakai’s Lessons Tool: October 28
The Office of Instructional Research and Technology periodically offers workshops in Sakai and other instructional technology tools. In an online workshop on October 28 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., participants receive an introduction to the Lessons tool in Sakai 11 and learn how to create a Lessons page, add columns and content, set prerequisites, and use these pages effectively. Learn more and register here.

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra's New Season: October 30, New Brunswick
The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra kicks off a new season of reframing classical music with “Beginnings” on October 30 at 3 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This salon series introduces visitors to what inspires the performers, their art, and their process. Orchestra members perform short theme-based works mixed with tastings, wine pours, and conversation in an informal atmosphere. The program is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

Rutgers–Camden Hosts International Conference on Cuba
Rutgers University–Camden hosts U.S. and Cuban academic experts and scholars at an international conference on Cuba, “Sustainable Community Development and STEAM Fields: What We Can Learn from a Changing Cuba,” from October 31 through November 3, at the Camden Campus Center. The week begins with a public conference and continues with faculty collaboration meetings and site visits to community projects. This collaboration culminates in a strengthened relationship between Rutgers University and the University of Havana, including a spring trip to Cuba. Learn more and register here.

Art and Architecture Film Series 
An Art and Architecture film series, providing a look inside, and the history behind, some of the world's most beautiful works of art, begins November 2 at 5:30 p.m. and continues on alternating Wednesdays through November at Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Films include Florence and the Uffizi Gallery and Saint Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome. Tickets are $7.50 with RU ID and $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

IRW Lecture Series: “Playing on Insecurities”: November 3, New Brunswick
The second lecture in the 2016–17 Distinguished Lecture Series of the Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University–New Brunswick—Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis—will be presented on November 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick, preceded by a 4 p.m. reception. Felicity D. Scott (Columbia University) will discuss “Playing on Insecurities.” Learn more here.

Author of So What Are You Going to Do with That? Discusses Career Opportunities: November 4, New Brunswick
Recognizing the many career opportunities for master’s and doctoral degree students outside academia, graduate faculty universitywide, in collaboration with the Graduate School, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, present Maggie Debelius, a Georgetown University professor and coauthor of So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, to address students on November 4 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the Rutgers Academic Building, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Learn more here.

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Rutgers 250 All-Star Lunch Event: November 4, New Brunswick 
Attend a five-course luncheon featuring Rutgers 250 all-star varieties of plants and shellfish, followed by a special program, hosted by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station on November 4, beginning at 11 a.m. at Trayes Hall, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Speakers include Rutgers breeders Jim Simon and Tom Molnar, who will provide insight on the development of new varieties (such as downy mildew-resistant basil and Eastern Filbert Blight-resistant hazelnut trees); Douglas H. Fisher, secretary, New Jersey Department of Agriculture; and New Jersey food industry entrepreneur Theresa Viggiano. Preregistration is required. Register and learn more here.

Rutgers Football Hosts Teachers: November 5, Piscataway
Rutgers Football is hosting Teacher Appreciation Day for the November 5 home game against Indiana. All New Jersey educators and their families can purchase tickets discounted to $35 in the end zone or $50 in the upper sideline section. Contact Travis Sheehan at 732-907-1580 or Robert Szeluga at 732-907-1575 for more information. Learn more here.

Youth Jazz Ensemble Workshop and Audition: November 15, New Brunswick
Jazz students 11 to 18 years old are invited to attend a free improvisation workshop presented by the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division on November 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The workshop, taught by Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble director David Miller and assistant director William Macirowski, is designed to expand students’ jazz vocabulary using the blues scale, chord outlining, and bebop scales. Participation will be considered as an audition for students wishing to join the Youth Jazz Ensemble. RSVP is required. RSVP here and email dsilverstein@masongross.rutgers.edu to confirm workshop participation. Learn more here.

Accepting Female Faculty Applications for OASIS through November 21
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen/WiSEM) is accepting applications through November 21 for the 2016–2017 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. Workshops will take place one Friday per month during the spring semester from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. OASIS also includes peer-learning activities and one-on-one coaching. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here

Kite+Key Annual Holiday Sale: December 2
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, will conduct its annual holiday sale on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. To contact kite+key, email kiteandkey@rutgers.edu or call 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Email rdcoffey@docs.rutgers.edu for more information.

RBHS Newark Goes Tobacco-Free November 17
Beginning November 17, the entire Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ Newark campus, including University Hospital (UH), will be tobacco-free. That also means free of electronic smoking devices. For anyone who may need help giving up smoking, note the following free programs available at UH: Group sessions, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466, Gladys Martinez, 973-972-5458, or Alejandro Canelo Villafana, 973-972-5853; One-on-One Counseling, contact Monica Hanna, 973-972-9000; and Lunch and Learn, contact Diane Mountzouris, 973-972-5466.

October 19, 2016

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Paul Robeson Film Festival Continues: Piscataway
The Cinema Studies Program is currently hosting the Paul Robeson Film Festival with films featuring the university's esteemed alumnus—actor, singer, and activist Paul Robeson—at Rutgers Cinema, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The festival is free and open to the public. View titles and show times here.

Accepting Female Faculty Applications for OASIS
The Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (SciWomen/WiSEM) is accepting applications through November 21 for the 2016–2017 OASIS Leadership and Professional Development Program for female faculty from all disciplines. Workshops will take place one Friday per month during the spring semester from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. OASIS also includes peer-learning activities and one-on-one coaching. Partial financial sponsorship may be available. Learn more and apply here

Register for Daylong Symposium on Aesthetics and the Life Sciences: October 21, New Brunswick
On October 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, this public symposium will bring together scientists, artists, educators, historians, and anthropologists to celebrate the interconnections between the arts and the life sciences. Highlights include an animated keynote performance by Dance Exchange and a panel discussion on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) and education. Learn more and register here.

Sonographers Highlight Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month
During the week of October 24 through October 28, sonographers at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, will draw attention to Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month with a series of activities near the cafeteria. Sonographers will present posters and trivia boards and answer the public’s questions about the field of ultrasound. 

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From the Boarding House to the Board Room: October 26, New Brunswick
Join the Institute for Women’s Leadership Consortium for the premiere of the film From the Boarding House to the Board Room: 250 Years of Women at Rutgers, on October 26 at 4 p.m. in the Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Learning Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. A conversation with award-winning film director June Cross follows. The film highlights the multiple layers of Rutgers’ ongoing transformation, from the campaign to create a separate coordinate women’s college to the first female students to enter Rutgers College. Learn more here.

Author Elizabeth Kolbert: October 26, New Brunswick
Attend a reading with author Elizabeth Kolbert on October 26 at 8 p.m. at the College Avenue Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Kolbert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change who traveled from Alaska to Greenland and visited top scientists to get to the heart of the debate over global warming. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, about mass extinctions that weaves intellectual and natural history with reporting in the field, was a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year. Learn more here.

Workshop to Identify Fulbright Grant Opportunities: October 27, New Brunswick
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty and administrators grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars around the world. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between U.S. residents and people of other countries. On October 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a workshop conducted by faculty and staff to help you identify and pursue an appropriate Fulbright opportunity. Learn more here.

Special Grand Rounds: The Phantom of the Opera: October 27, New Brunswick
Attend a special Grand Rounds event, presenting Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera as a fictional case study of mood disorders, on October 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Arline and Henry Schwartzman Courtyard at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. The presentation will identify and discuss five scenes from the musical, each of which will be presented as a first-person account from Broadway star Julia Udine in character as Christine Daaé and a third-person perspective through the lens of psychiatrist Anthony Tobia. Learn more here.

Annual Jewish Film Festival: October 30November 13
The 17th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival will run from October 30 through November 13 at three new festival venues: AMC Loews New Brunswick, Rutgers Business School (Piscataway), and Princeton Garden Theatre. The festival features dramatic and documentary films from around the world and most screenings feature guest speakers, including filmmakers and scholars. Learn more here.

Laura Anderson Barbata Artist Lecture and Performance: November 1 and 2, New Brunswick
Join the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series at Douglass Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on November 1 at 5 p.m. for a reception in honor of Laura Anderson Barbata, the 2016–17 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist, followed by her lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Barbata’s work focuses on participatory art initiatives that document communities and traditions, using storied art forms as platforms for social change, contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Her solo exhibition is on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, through December 16. On November 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Alexander Library, the Scholarly Communication Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Barbata presents La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana, consisting of multidisciplinary works by her to commemorate, explore, and address issues related to Pastrana, an indigenous woman from Mexico born with hypertrichosis terminalis and gingival hyperplasia who took part in 19th-century exhibition tours in North America and Europe. Learn more here.

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Kirkpatrick Choir and Glee Club: "Rutgers, Then and Now": November 5, New Brunswick
The Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir and Rutgers University Glee Club present "Rutgers, Then and Now," a celebration of Charter Day 250 with music from the university's past and present, on November 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Kirkpatrick Chapel, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Featured works include Franz Josef Haydn’s Missa Cellensis and faculty member Tarik O'Regan’s Turn. Tickets: $10 for Rutgers alumni and employees and senior citizens; $5 for students, and $15 for the general public. Learn more here.

Universitywide Compliance Training: November 9
The Office of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics, and Compliance invites faculty, staff, and students to Compliance Grand Rounds II on November 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This training is another opportunity to earn 1 mandatory compliance training credit by attending in lieu of a single mandatory web-based training module. The guest speaker is New Jersey’s director of homeland security, Christopher Rodriguez, who will address “Cybersecurity in Healthcare” at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rooms B963 and B965, Newark, with the event streamed to Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Medical Education Building, Room 102, and the Camden Campus Center, South ABC Conference Room. Preregister here. Contact Juakena Johnson at 973-972-1334 or johnsojl@ca.rutgers.edu with questions.

Open Textbook Network Workshop: November 18, New Brunswick
Attend the Open Textbook Network Workshop, hosted by Rutgers University Libraries, on November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon in Alexander Library, Pane Room, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Open Textbook Network, a national alliance of higher education institutions committed to improving access, affordability, and academic success through the use of open textbooks, will lead the workshop. Faculty attending will learn more about the pedagogical benefits of open textbooks and about open textbooks in their field. They also will have an opportunity to review an existing open textbook and receive a $200 stipend. Teleconferencing will be available in other locations. Lunch will be provided to on-site participants. Register here.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Learn about room rental rates and make online reservations here

Teacher Certification Changes
Teacher certification in New Jersey is undergoing significant change. To meet these new demands, the Rutgers University–Camden Teacher Prep Program (TPP) requirements are also changing as of the fall 2018 semester. Coursework on advisement sheets is valid only for those that have been officially admitted to the TPP no later than September 30, 2017, and have all courses completed by fall 2018. To be admitted, one needs a 3.0 Rutgers GPA, passing Praxis Core scores, and an appointment with the TPP staff no later than September 30, 2017. For more information, contact the TPP at 856-225-6051 to schedule an appointment. Learn more here.

CCLC Name Change Coming
Children's Creative Learning Center, Rutgers’ on-site childcare provider in Newark and Piscataway, announced its parent company’s new brand: KinderCare Education at Work. This brand joins KinderCare, a well-known name in early childhood education, with the company’s suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees. As a result, the name of the on-campus early-learning centers will transition. Learn more here.

October 12, 2016

Free Flu Vaccine
Occupational Health is in the process of dispensing free flu vaccine for all staff and faculty. Learn more and view the vaccine calendar here.

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Mobile App Offers Rutgers 250 Quiz
Download the new Rutgers 250 mobile app, then prove your mastery of Rutgers history: take the Rutgers 250 Quiz and be entered to win a copy of Rutgers: A 250th Anniversary Portrait—a beautifully illustrated book with more than 200 new and archival photographs, listed for $70. Weekly drawings will be held until November 11, 2016. With the Rutgers 250 app, you can take the celebration of Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary with you. Be a virtual tourist through Rutgers’ three main locations. Sync up with Rutgers 250 events through the rest of the celebration with a Calendar of Events

Brief Survey for Online Faculty
The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies wants to know the type of training our online faculty members need. If you teach online or hybrid courses at Rutgers, take a couple of moments to complete a seven-question training needs survey to assess how, where, when, and on what topics you would like training materials delivered. Complete the survey here to help make sure your training needs are met. Contact Emily Ravenwood at eravenwood@docs.rutgers.edu with questions.

New Continuing Education Center Rentable for Education, Business, Professional Events 
The Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has opened the Rutgers Continuing Education Center at Atrium, an executive training facility for continuing and professional education programs and events. Located at 300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, the newly opened facility features a 20,000 square-foot suite, free parking, and on-site food service and catering in a modern facility with high-quality design, glass exteriors, and spacious lobbies. The facility features eight classrooms of varying sizes that hold from 18 to 64 attendees, a 2,800 square-foot banquet room, and private workstations and meeting areas. It is available for daily and multiday conferences and for Rutgers events for faculty, students, and administration. Learn about room rental rates and make online reservations here

Take Survey for Proposed New Brunswick Bike Share Program
The entire Rutgers University–New Brunswick community is urged to participate in a brief survey, conducted by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, about the proposed regional bike share program. The program would allow users to pick up and ride bicycles for a short period of time for a fee, then return them to a hub or within a radius. The survey takes less than five minutes. Take the survey here.

Register for Sakai Training
The Office of Instructional and Research Technology offers training on the various tools in the Sakai learning management system. The webinars provide training on the newly enhanced functionality of Sakai 11, including the following tools: Creating a Sakai Course Site, Managing Your Sakai Site, Utilizing Communication Tools in Sakai, and Assignments. Learn more and register here.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

Movies for Less at Rutgers Cinema
Catch an early movie for less. Rutgers Cinema, Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, now offers daily matinee prices before 6 p.m.: $5 with RU ID, $7 for the general public. Rutgers Cinema offers staff-friendly daily show times within the 5 p.m. hour and weekend show times within the noon hour. Purchase tickets and learn more here.

Shop Kilmer's Market, Save 10 Percent
Kilmer's Market, a gourmet market and grocer, offers faculty and staff a 10 percent discount on your entire purchase. Located at the Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, it is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Kilmer's Market at 848-445-0106.

"From Russia with Love": Music at the Museum: October 16, New Brunswick
Music at the Museum, a free monthly weekend concert series featuring classical and jazz musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts’ Extension Division, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, begins on October 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick. "From Russia with Love" will be presented with works by Shostakovich, Hummel, Rachmaninov, and Aliabiev performed by Yevgeny Morozov, piano; Tatyana Kebuladze, piano; I-Yun Tu, flute; and Jordan Enzinger, cello. Learn more here.

At Eagleton: A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign: October 17
On October 17 at 7 p.m., the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts Edward Larson, the Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in law and university professor of history, Pepperdine University, who will discuss his book, A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America's First Presidential Campaign. Join Larson for a look back at our nation's revolutionary beginnings and a Q&A session about the relevance to today's campaigns. Register and learn more here.

FBI Special Event on Emerging Biological Threats: October 18, New Brunswick
Rutgers and the New Jersey BioPharma Networking Group present FBI Special Agent Scott Nawrocki on October 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Student Center, room 202, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Nawrocki will provide an unclassified briefing on emerging biological risks and threats, discussing suspicious-activity indicators, insider-threat awareness, and case studies involving biological materials. Clifton Lacy, director, Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security, will welcome the group. Register here

At Eagleton: "The White House-Capitol Connection: An Insider's View": October 20, New Brunswick
The Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, hosts a lecture by Katie Beirne Fallon, former White House director of legislative affairs under President Obama, on October 20 at 7 p.m. Beirne Fallon also has served as the deputy communications director at the White House, as well as staff director of the Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center. Register and learn more here.

An Evening of "Culinary Health and Wellness": October 27, New Brunswick
Faculty and staff are invited to attend an evening of “Culinary Health and Wellness” on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The evening will include a cooking demonstration and three-course meal paired with New Jersey wines. Attendees will learn about techniques used in healthy cuisines and nutritional benefits of the foods served and hear about the latest research in diet and health. Learn more and register here.

Faculty Chamber Music Concert: October 30, New Brunswick
The Music Department at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a free faculty chamber music concert on October 30 at 2 p.m. in Shindell Choral Hall, New Brunswick. Thirteen faculty members will perform works including Sonata for Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone by Francis Poulenc, Varied Trio for Violin, Piano, and Percussion by Lou Harrison, Sonata “Saint Mark” for Brass Quintet by Tomaso Albinoni, and Trio in A minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano Op. 40 by Carl Frühling. Learn more here.

October 5, 2016

Rutgers Dental Practice Opens in New Brunswick
Rutgers Health University Dental Associates has opened a new faculty practice in New Brunswick, blocks from the Old Queens campus, at 135 Somerset Street, where staff, faculty, and students are welcome. In a modern attractive private-practice setting, dentists and specialists who teach at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine treat patients directly, rather than overseeing students. The New Brunswick practice joins the Rutgers Health University Dental Associates practice in Newark at the Doctors Office Center. In both locations, practitioners provide a full range of expert care, from family dentistry to complex specialty needs. Rutgers Health University Dental Associates accepts most insurance plans. For appointments, call 732-235-5050 in New Brunswick or 973-972-2444 in Newark. Rutgers Health is creating the most comprehensive academic health care provider organization with access to patient care, innovative treatment, and leading experts from Rutgers. Learn more about University Dental Associates here.

At Zimmerli, THE MASTER PLAN
On view at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is THE MASTER PLAN or In Between the Big Bang and Modern Art Is the Restroom, by MacArthur Award-winning artist Fred Wilson, the first time it is being exhibited in its entirety. Excerpted from traditional collection care terminology, visitor services signage, and gallery layouts from visitor orientation maps of 18 European and North American museums of anthropology, art, cultural or natural history, THE MASTER PLAN provides an opportunity for viewers to gain deeper awareness of the influential institutions that are entrusted with the conservation and understanding of human kind through history, culture, and artifacts. In 2004 Wilson was invited by the Brodsky Center to create a work where this suite of 22 photogravures was completed in 2009. Learn more here.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

Recruiting Daily Smokers for Paid Research Study
The ABUSA lab (Affective and Biological Underpinnings of Substance Use and Anxiety) in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is seeking individuals interested in quitting smoking to participate in a two-part study that will ask that you abstain from smoking for 24 hours. Total study time is approximately four hours and participants receive a $100 Visa gift card. If interested, contact the ABUSA lab at abusa.rutgers@gmail.com or 848-445-2272.

Psycho: October 7 and October 8: Piscataway
Celebrate Rutgers Cinema's second weekend of Halloweenfest with Psycho. Due to demand, Rutgers Cinema will present Psycho on October 7 and October 8 at 10 p.m. Halloweenfest continues at Rutgers Cinema, Piscataway, on Saturdays at 10 p.m. throughout October. Attend all five Halloweenfest films and receive two free movie tickets and a combo 2 (includes one jumbo popcorn and two large drinks). Attend four Halloweenfest films and receive one free movie ticket and a combo 1 (includes one jumbo popcorn and one large drink). Offer will be valid on any movie at a future date. Rutgers Cinema tickets are $7 with a Rutgers ID, $9.50 for all others. Purchase tickets and learn more at here. Contact Rutgers Cinema at 848-445-1124.

Drop-in at Mason Gross Extension Division: October 8, New Brunswick
Looking for a music teacher? Getting ready to start ballet lessons? Drop in at the Extension Division of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to observe classes and programs. Drop-in days allow prospective students to observe classes, ensembles, or a particular instructor in action before registering or scheduling a trial lesson. Learn more here.

Department of French Presents Visiting Professor Arnaud Rykner: October 11, New Brunswick 
The Department of French, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents visiting professor Arnaud Rykner (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle–Paris 3) to offer “L’adaptation face à la critique des dispositifs: Balzac au théâtre et au cinéma,” on October 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Academic Building, Room 4190, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Rykner, also a playwright, stage director, and essayist, is a specialist of the "nouveau roman" who has published scholarly works on literature and theater and directed stage productions of works by Nathalie Sarraute, Dominique Hubin, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Bernard-Marie Koltès. A reception follows the presentation. Learn more here.

September 28, 2016

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

“Haiti’s Gifts to U.S. History and Culture": October 6, Lincroft
Angus Gillespie, professor, Department of American Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents the Crocker Memorial Lecture, “Haiti’s Gifts to United States History and Culture,” on October 6 at 6 p.m. at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft. Learn more here.  

Donna Brazile, DNC Interim Chair: October 10, New Brunswick
Undergraduate Academic Affairs presents a lecture by Donna Brazile, interim chair, Democratic National Committee (DNC), and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute, on October 10 at 7 p.m. in the College Avenue Gym, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African American to manage a presidential campaign. Admission is free. RSVP is required. The event is cosponsored by the Eagleton Institute of Politics and its Center for American Women and Politics. Learn more here.

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Seeking a Guinness Record: October 11, Piscataway
In celebration of the university’s 250th anniversary, Rutgers Recreation, in partnership with Rutgers Athletics, will lead the effort to attempt to earn the Guinness World Records™ title for the most people holding the abdominal plank position on October 11 at 6 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium, West Gate A. Held during homecoming week at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to participate. A goal of 2,500 participants has been set. The current record is 1,323, achieved in Fuzhou, Fujian, China. Check-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The first 2,500 participants to check in will receive a special commemorative T-shirt. Though this is a free event, registration is required. Learn more and register here

GSE Information Session for Rutgers Employees: October 19, New Brunswick 
Attend an information session at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to learn more about doctoral and master’s programs for individuals currently working in the field of higher education, including Ph.D.’s in higher education; doctorates in education with concentrations in design of learning environments; education, culture, and society; and educational leadership; and master’s programs in adult and continuing education; college student affairs; counseling psychology; educational leadership; learning, cognition, and development; and social and philosophical foundations of education. RSVP by October 14. RSVP and learn more here

Homecoming for LGBTQ Veterans of War: Part 1: October 20, Newark
“Homecoming for LGBTQ Veterans of War: Part 1” is presented to encourage LGBTQ veterans to share their experiences with the Rutgers and Newark communities, focusing on how representing our nation during war has shaped their intersecting identities, on October 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., Ackerson Hall, Dean’s Lounge, Rutgers University–Newark. An intergenerational and multimilitary service panel of LGBTQ veterans and active duty individuals scheduled to participate includes James Credle, Andrew Germek, Omar Jean, Grace Perez, Kevin J. Stevens, and Ann Treadaway. Event cosponsors are Rutgers Veteran Services, Newark Pride Alliance, Rutgers University–Newark Student Affairs, LGBTQ and Intercultural Resources, Queer Newark Oral History Project, Tyler Clementi Center, and Dean of Students, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

An Evening of "Culinary Health and Wellness": October 27, New Brunswick
Faculty and staff are invited to attend an evening of “Culinary Health and Wellness” on October 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The evening will include a cooking demonstration and three-course meal paired with New Jersey wines. Attendees will learn about techniques used in healthy cuisines and nutritional benefits of the foods served and hear about the latest research in diet and health. Learn more and register here.

The Wright Cut
The Wright Cut Barber Shop, owned and operated by Tim Wright, former Rutgers wide receiver and Patriots’ Super Bowl champion and current Detroit Lions receiver, recently opened at the Plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Wright Cut provides professional and high quality haircuts. Learn more here.

September 21, 2016

Save the Date: Celebrating Alison Bernstein: October 19, New Brunswick
A memorial service honoring the memory of Alison R. Bernstein, innovative educator, visionary philanthropist, feminist leader, advocate for human rights, and community builder, will be held on October 19 at 5:30 p.m. in Winants Hall, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Bernstein served as director of the Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers–New Brunswick, and professor of history in women's and gender studies from 2011 until her passing on June 30, 2016. The service will celebrate her contributions to women's education here and throughout the world. RSVP here.

Tech Accessory Sale at Kite+Key
Receive 25 percent off with the purchase of two or more Rutgers tech accessories at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Shop in-store or online. Products include Rutgers keyboard cover for select MacBooks, headphones, chargers, flash drives, and more. Kite+key is located near the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu and 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

"Climate Change, Energy, and the Politics of 2016": September 26, New Brunswick
Former Congressman Bob Inglis, recipient of the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his work in climate change, presents "Climate Change, Energy, and the Politics of 2016" on September 26 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is cosponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Energy Institute, G.H. Cook Campus Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and SEBS 250, and the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Learn more and register here.

When Newark Had a Chinatown: September 26, Newark
Yoland Skeete-Laessig, artist, documentarian, arts instructor, and author, discusses her book, When Newark Had a Chinatown: My Personal Journey, on September 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the John Cotton Dana Library, Dana Room, fourth floor, Rutgers University–Newark. Learn more here.

Enhanced Performance and Fitness Programs at Center for Health and Human Performance

Starting September 26, the Rutgers Center for Health and Human Performance in the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and HealthRutgers University–New Brunswick, will offer testing and conditioning programs using a science-driven approach. The Performance Program is geared toward developing young athletes, professional athletes, and the weekend warrior. The Health and Fitness Program is designed for those seeking to lose weight, add muscle, enhance function, and improve health. For more information, contact Michelle Arent at michelle.arent@rutgers.edu. Learn more here.

 

"Policing and Its Reform in the 21st Century": September 28, New Brunswick
The Youth Political Participation Program, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, and the Darien Fund for the United States Constitution, Citizenship, and Civic Engagement present "Policing and Its Reform in the 21st Century: Creating a New Narrative of Public Security," a lecture by Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School, on September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Register and learn more here

 

GSE Information Session: October 19, New Brunswick
Attend an information session at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, on October 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to learn about doctoral and master’s degree programs for individuals currently working in the field of higher education, including Ph.D.’s in higher education (doctorates in education with concentration in design of learning environments; concentration in education, culture, and society; and concentration in educational leadership) and master’s programs with concentrations in adult and continuing education; college student affairs; counseling psychology; educational leadership; learning, cognition, and development; and social and philosophical foundations of education. RSVP by October 14. RSVP and learn more here.

 

September 14, 2016

Policy on Endorsements, Sponsorships, and Advertising
The university’s policy on endorsements, sponsorships, and advertising balances the responsibility to preserve Rutgers’ globally recognized reputation and brand with desires to generate additional resources. This requires that the university’s name, which carries considerable value, be protected, and that activities and organizations associated with Rutgers be consistent with the university’s mission and commitment to integrity. Activities that may be affected by this policy include: being asked to comment on the university’s use of a vendor, product, or service; accepting financial support from external entities to cover expenses for scholarly meetings and colloquia; accepting funding from advertisers selling goods or services; and allowing vendors to sell food at an event. The policy allows sponsorships and advertisements subject to certain conditions and in accordance with established guidelines, but direct or implied endorsements are not permitted except with prior approval by Rutgers’ Board of Governors. Learn more here. For additional guidance, contact Beth DeMauro at bdemauro@ucm.rutgers.edu.

ORED Pilot Program Provides $50,000 Grant
The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is sponsoring a universitywide pilot program to stimulate the creation of interdisciplinary research groups around any topic that is likely to be supported by significant future federal and private funding. Existing interdisciplinary research groups may also apply. ORED will provide a $50,000 grant, which must be matched, to the team submitting the strongest proposal. The funds must be used to fund competitive awards that support collaborative interdisciplinary research projects that are designed to generate preliminary data for subsequent applications for substantial federal or private funding. Learn more and apply here.

Online Learning: Canvas Is Here 
A new era in online learning has begun with the introduction of Canvas, an innovative online learning management system that will revolutionize the online learning experience at Rutgers for faculty and students. Watch this informative video about the transition. The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) is the Rutgers home of Canvas. A team of instructional designers eases the migration of your online course content. Regardless of the learning management system you are using currently—Blackboard, eCollege/Pearson Learning Studio, Moodle, or Sakai—the team will move your content and help you get started on Canvas. Support for faculty and students is available 24/7/365 and COHLIT is also offering Canvas training, both face-to-face and online. Call COHLIT at 877-361-1134 to begin your transition. 

Volunteer to Host International Students on Thanksgiving
The university’s Center for Global Services’ International Friendship Program is seeking volunteers from the Rutgers and New Brunswick-area communities for its Holiday Dinner Program. The program provides an opportunity for international students and scholars to experience Thanksgiving and for Rutgers and local community members to invite international guests into their homes. The program’s goal is for participants to share in friendship and cross-cultural learning. Hosts can request any number of international guests to join their Thanksgiving celebration. Host applications will be accepted until October 21. Information regarding the international guest(s) assigned to your family will be provided on or around November 11. To sign up as host, complete this form. Learn more here.

Apply for McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
Applications are being accepted through November 30, 2016, for the next cohort of scholars for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, which provides a supportive environment and a multitude of resources to assist and prepare students interested in pursuing a doctorate. The program provides support, research funding, and graduate school preparation. Low-income, first-generation, or underrepresented students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply. The McNair program is also seeking faculty mentors to work with undergraduate students on research projects. Learn more here or contact senior program coordinator Jhanna Jean Louis at jhannaj@echo.rutgers.edu.

"Data Driven Discoveries in Science: The Fourth Paradigm": September 19, Piscataway
In a Distinguished Speaker Seminar, the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents "Data Driven Discoveries in Science: The Fourth Paradigm," featuring Alex Szalay, on September 19 at 2 p.m. in the first floor auditorium, CoRE building, Busch Campus, Piscataway. Szalay, professor at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Institute for Data Intensive Science, will describe how science is changing as a result of the vast amounts of data being collected. Learn more and register here.

"Can the U.S. and China Expect to Form a More Collaborative Relationship?": September 22, New Brunswick
The Distinguished Lecture Series of the Confucius Institute, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents "Can the United States and China Expect to Form a More Collaborative Relationship?" on September 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 403, Alexander Library, featuring Orville Schell, director of the Center on U.S.–China Relations at the Asia Society. The lecture will explore the areas where the United States and China find themselves in potential disagreement (e.g., the South China Sea, human rights, Taiwan) and areas that offer potential for collaboration (e.g., climate change, pandemics) before assessing how these national interests of the United States and China actually have more in common than they diverge from each other. Learn more here.

Screening: The Destruction of Memory: September 22, New Brunswick
Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presents a screening of The Destruction of Memory, based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, on September 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers–New Brunswick. A Q&A with director Tim Slade follows. Learn more here.

IRW Distinguished Lecture: “Queer Domesticity in the Time of Insecurity”: September 22, New Brunswick
As the initial event in its 2016–17 Distinguished Lecture Series Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis, the Institute for Research on Women presents Martin F. Manalansan IV (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) to discuss “Queer Domesticity in the Time of Insecurity” on September 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The presentation will be preceded by a 4 p.m. reception. Learn more here.

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“Uncovering American Jewish Life: 1766, 1866, and 1966”: September 25, New Brunswick
Three leading scholars explore the state of Jewish life in America on key dates tied to the founding of Rutgers in a panel discussion, "Uncovering American Jewish Life: 1766, 1866, and 1966," on September 25 at 3 p.m. at the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, presented as part of the Rutgers 250 commemoration. Learn more and RSVP here.

"Climate Change, Energy, and the Politics of 2016": September 26, New Brunswick
Former Congressman Bob Inglis, recipient of the 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his work in climate change, presents "Climate Change, Energy, and the Politics of 2016" on September 26 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room, Cook Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The event is cosponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute, Rutgers Energy Institute, G.H. Cook Campus Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Department of Human Ecology, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and SEBS 250, and the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Learn more and register here.

September 7, 2016

Bulletin Resumes Weekly Schedule 
With today's issue, the Faculty & Staff Bulletin returns to a weekly publication schedule.

Free Flu Vaccine 
Beginning October 3, faculty and staff can receive a free flu vaccine at various university locations by presenting a valid Rutgers ID. Visit the Occupational Health Department’s website for dates, locations, and other related information. Faculty and staff are encouraged to complete the consent form and bring it to the clinic. Legacy UMDNJ staff will be given their form at the clinics.

“Zika during Pregnancy” Town Hall: September 21, Newark
Everyone is invited to attend “Zika during Pregnancy,” a town hall meeting on September 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at New Jersey Medical School, Room 552, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Newark. Titilope Oduyebo, an obstetrician-gynecologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pregnancy and birth defects team, is among the panel of presenters.

Back-to-School Sale at Kite+Key
While supplies last, take advantage of the back-to-school sale at kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store. Take an additional 10 percent off previous-generation Macbook 12" and iPad Air (128 GB); receive 25 percent off when you purchase two or more Rutgers Tech accessories; and take 25 percent off select move-in essentials, including cables, batteries, surge protectors, and more. Kite+key is located at the Plaza bus stop on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Contact kite+key at kiteandkey@rutgers.edu and 848-445-1127. Learn more here.

Online Learning: Canvas is Here
A new era in online learning has begun with the introduction of Canvas, an innovative online learning management system that will revolutionize the online learning experience at Rutgers for faculty and students. Watch this informative video about the transition. The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) is the Rutgers home of Canvas. A team of instructional designers eases the migration of your online course content. Regardless of the learning management system you are using currently—Blackboard, eCollege/Pearson Learning Studio, Moodle, or Sakai—the team will move your content and help you get started on Canvas. Support for faculty and students is available 24/7/365 and COHLIT is also offering Canvas training, both face-to-face and online. Call COHLIT at 877-361-1134 to begin your transition. 

Laura Anderson Barbata: 2016–17 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist
The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, announced that Laura Anderson Barbata is the 2016–17 Estelle Lebowitz Endowed Visiting Artist. Born in Mexico City and based in New York, Barbata has focused her work on participatory art initiatives that document communities and traditions, using storied art forms as platforms for social change, contemporary performance, group participation, and protest. Her solo exhibition will be on view in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries, Douglass Library, through December 16, 2016. A reception honoring her and an artist lecture will be held on November 1, followed by a special event on November 2 entitled La Extraordinaria Historia de Julia Pastrana, a performance work in progress. Event details will follow. Learn more here.

Author Discusses The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial: September 14, New Brunswick
War crimes expert, legal scholar, novelist, and Amherst College professor Lawrence Douglas discusses his recent book, The Right Wrong Man: John Demjanjuk and the Last Great Nazi War Crimes Trial (a New York Times editor’s choice), on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This event, presented by the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. RSVP here.

Training in Microsoft Office Access Levels 1 and 2: September 20, New Brunswick
The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education offers Microsoft Office Access Levels 1 and 2 training on September 20 at the site of the former Agriculture Museum on the G.H. Cook Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The Level 1 workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, is designed for students seeking to learn the fundamentals of creating, using, and manipulating a database. Level 2 training, 12:30 to 4 p.m., builds on the Level 1 workshop. For each class, the fee is $90 for employees, payable via internal purchase order, personal check, or credit card. Learn more and register for Level 1 training here and Level 2 training here. For internal purchase orders, call the registration department at 848-932-9271, option 2. For more information, contact Suzanne Hills at 848-932-7234. Bookmark this page for future reference and join the mailing list here.

Save 20 Percent with Early Enrollment in Mini-Master in Public Administration
University employees receive a 20 percent discount if they enroll by September 30 in the Rutgers Mini-Master in Public Administration (Mini-MPA™) program, a partnership between the Rutgers University–Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration and the Center for Executive Leadership in Government (CELG), at CELG’s headquarters in New Brunswick. The Mini-MPA™ is designed to develop leadership and management skills for public and nonprofit sector managers. Students meet five Thursdays, with the first class October 13. Learn more and register here.

Hire Students for Part-Time or Seasonal Work
Departments interested in hiring Rutgers students for part-time and seasonal employment are invited to participate in the Hot Jobs of the Season Program hosted by the university’s Student Employment Office (SEO) in the Office of Financial Aid. The SEO will host four Hot Jobs of the Season Pop-Up Recruitment Events on each of the New Brunswick campuses during the first week of October to promote available part-time and seasonal jobs. Participating employers also will be featured on the SEO website as well as in the 2016 Hot Jobs of the Season Social Media Campaign. Departments are welcome to participate in this program free of charge. Area employers may participate for a fee. Registration information is available here. For more information, contact Michelle Brugnoli at 848-932-2648 or jldp@ofa.rutgers.edu.

Register Now for Fall UHR Learning and Development Programs
University Human Resources Learning and Development offers full-time faculty and staff more than 50 free open-registration programs and online learning opportunities each semester on a broad range of topics, including management, supervision, communication, interpersonal skills, planning, and performance management. Register now for programs from September to December. All programs combine structured experiences, small- and large-group discussions and activities, and additional resources that complement course learning. Self-study materials and online presentations are also available. Custom programming may be requested to meet unique departmental needs. Learn more and register here or call 732-235-9500.

PEEP SHOW: Books from the Art Library X Room: through September, New Brunswick
PEEP SHOW: Books from the Art Library X Room is on display now through the end of September in the Art Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. This case exhibit features a selection of materials from the Art Library’s rare-book room, known as the “X Room” from its listing in the library catalog. Learn more here.

Global Village Learning Center Available for Events
The Kathleen W. Ludwig Global Village Living Learning Center is the hub for global education at Douglass Residential College, providing space for Global Village and other Douglass classes, conferences such as the Douglass Women’s Career Day and the Global Summit, Global Village plenary sessions, and other special events and lectures. This state-of-the-art facility is available for rent to both Rutgers and nonuniversity organizations. Learn more here.

PEP: "Communicating With Policymakers: How Research Can Forge Social Change": September 16, New Brunswick
The next panel of the Public Engagement Project (PEP), which provides skills training for university social science and humanities graduate students and faculty who wish to write for broader audiences, will take place on September 16 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Teleconference Lecture Hall in Alexander Library, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The topic is “Communicating With Policymakers: How Research Can Forge Social Change.” Learn more and register here.

August 24, 2016

Bulletin Resumes Weekly Schedule 
With its next issue on September 7, the Faculty & Staff Bulletin returns to a weekly publication schedule.

NJMS Introduces Bleeding Control Training to First-Years
The entire entering class at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, received basic bleeding control training that included information on tourniquet use. This new initiative supports the national Stop the Bleed campaign, developed to educate the public in hemorrhage control. With the unfortunate rise in active shooter and other mass casualty events, basic hemorrhage control has been recognized as a way to help save lives. Recognizing this, a short course in these techniques was created.

Computer Repairs Now at Kite+Key
Kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store owned and operated by the university, and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) announce the transition of computer repair services from OIT to kite+key to allow for a more comprehensive suite of services bundled with equipment purchases. Kite+key, which has already begun onsite repairs, offers in-warranty and out-of-warranty repairs for institutional and personally owned technology, including Apple, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, HP, and Microsoft products. Contact kite+key computer repair at 848-445-5000 or kkrepair@rutgers.edu, or stop at kite+key, located at the retail plaza on the Livingston Campus, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Learn more here. In addition to providing repair services, kite+key carries a full line of brand name technology at exclusive educational pricing and also offers the following services: trade-in, appy hours, iPhone/iPad cracked screen repair, accidental damage and warranty protection, Apple Care, Apple Care +, and financing through the Rutgers Federal Credit Union. And through September 5, receive a set of wireless Beats headphones when you buy an eligible Mac or iPad Pro, and save on a Mac or an iPad with Apple education pricing during the Summer Beats Sale. Shop in-store or online

Blood Drive: September 16, New Brunswick
University Human Resources (UHR) is partnering with the Rutgers University Blood Drive Committee and New Jersey Blood Services to host a blood drive on September 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UHR offices, U.S. Highway 1, New Brunswick. The blood drive is open to all employees. Help spread the word and ask your coworkers to donate. Learn more here.

Online Noncredit Communication Courses at SC&I
Professional Development Studies at the School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is offering any of three online four-week courses for $599 (normally $795) to faculty and staff. “Professional Presence and Presentations” (beginning on August 29); “Interpersonal Communication” (October 3); and “Business and Organizational Writing” (December 5) provide practical hands-on workplace strategies to enhance current skills or address gaps. These courses are noncredit, instructor-led, and self-paced. Learn more here.

Sakai’s New Look
On August 23, Sakai was updated to version 11 to provide a more stable and consistent system that is more intuitive and easier to use. The biggest change with Sakai 11 is the fresh user interface. In addition to the new look, some tools have been consolidated while functionality has been added to others. The Gradebook tool now includes spreadsheet-style grade input and grading by letter. The Lessons tool now supports columns and sections. Learn more here. View training and learning opportunities here.

Fall 2016 Financial Literacy Workshops
University Human Resources Benefits Administration announced its fall 2016 Financial Literacy Workshop schedule, created in partnership with the university's third-party investment carriers and workplace banking providers. Workshops are designed to increase financial literacy, educate you about the various tax savings and retirement benefits available to Rutgers employees, and impart savings strategies to help strengthen your financial footing. Learn more, including workshop schedules, here.

Register for Continuing Studies’ Training Workshops
Rutgers Continuing Studies’ fall 2016 schedule of training workshops for the Canvas learning management system, eCollege, and online learning tools is now available. Faculty and staff can reserve a spot in any workshop, including the new universal design and accessibility workshops, by using the new scheduling calendar. Learn more and register here.

Register for Zimmerli Drawing Classes for Youngsters and Adults
The Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University–New Brunswick, invites registration now for the Drawing Club for Young People, Wednesdays, from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m., beginning on September 28, and the Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults, Saturdays, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., beginning on September 24. The Drawing Club for Young People is led by practicing artists who are also graduate students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers–New Brunswick. Classes are available for youngsters 7 to 10 and 11 to 14; each class is limited to 16 participants. The Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults is for artists 18 and older and is limited to 16 participants. Registered participants receive a class schedule and supply list early in September. Learn more about both programs and register here.

CCLC Hosts Parents: September 13, Piscataway and Newark
Children's Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) invites parents to its “All About Me” community social on September 13 from 4 to 6 p.m., either in Piscataway or Newark, to learn how a day at the center embraces a child's curiosity and sparks the joy of learning, through participation in hands-on activities led by the teacher. Meet your child’s future teachers and friends; participate in an activity designed to teach your child what makes people unique, while also highlighting their similarities with fellow classmates; and learn free take-home activities to keep those busy minds buzzing on weekends. Learn more about CCLC in Piscataway here and CCLC in Newark here.

Five-Minute Survey Earns You a Chance for a $600 Prize
Take five minutes to share your insights about New Brunswick and earn a chance to win a prize valued at more than $600. The New Brunswick City Market organization needs your help as it examines how to convey the downtown’s true character—the unique aspects that set New Brunswick apart from hundreds of other communities. Your input will help to develop a new dynamic brand and website for downtown New Brunswick. If you take the New Brunswick Survey and provide your name and email address by September 15, you will be entered for a chance to win “A Night on the Town” package worth more than $600.

Sign Up for R Game Day
Fall and football are just around the corner, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is once again hitting the road to help fans go BIG. Before you cheer on the Scarlet Knights on the gridiron, get pumped at R Game Day, a series of exclusive Rutgers tailgate events before every away game this season. Tickets are $25; kids 6 and under are free. Tickets include unlimited buffet, Rutgers Athletics entertainment and special guest appearances, and exclusive RUAA giveaways. Cash bar with drink specials also will be available. Learn more and sign up here

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